Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Monday, June 27, 2016
The 10 best Latin American books of all time
The best novels by Latin American authors or set in Latin America from One Hundred Years of Solitude to The Alchemist
Best Latin American novels of all time (clockwise from top left): Gabriel García Márquez; The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende; The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Che Guevara; Mario Vargas LlosaPhoto: AP; Black Swan; Clara Molden
The debut novel of the experimental writer sometimes described as “the national conscience of Peru”, this story of teenage boys at a military academy has shades of Lord of the Flies. The outraged academy authorities burned 1,000 copies on publication. MORE